Women’s Voices in Ireland: from the decade of revolution to the decade of centenaries, 9-11 June, 2017

Women’s Studies at UCC is hosting an exciting free weekend festival to explore, celebrate and empower women’s voices in Ireland.

WOMEN’S VOICES have not been properly heard, or listened to, in Ireland in the past century. This will be an opportunity to listen to voices of the past and learn to express, and heed the voices of today.

This event is funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme

Voices can be expressed in a multitude of ways and the festival includes activism, history drama, film, music and poetry and other expressions of the female voice, as well as analysis of that voice through the lens of history, sociology, literature, philosophy, and politics. We will hear from activists and scholars and see performances related to women’s voices in Ireland from the decade of revolution to today, the decade of centenaries.

The event takes place in UCC with extra activities in the Farmgate Café on Friday evening, a film screening on Saturday night and a walking tour to view the Unveiled Horizons exhibition at the Port of Cork on Sunday morning.

Please register your interest for the below options. Please note that the workshops have limited participation.

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*West Wing 7 Wild Women Writing Workshop – Do you find it hard to write the way you really want to? As if you have something to say but you can’t quite find the words? This workshop aims to set your inner voice free.

**Digital activism and storytelling to support, empower and transform – Exploring case studies across the globe and how they could inspire your social media campaigns.

***Part discussion, part rant, fully cathartic, Feminist Killjoy will see Limerick Feminist Network members facilitate an interactive discussion where attendees are invited to share their experiences of what it’s like living with sometimes unpopular feminist opinions. The purpose of this workshop is to celebrate and commiserate what it is like to live a feminist life and take up space as a woman. (This event is trans/queer/nonbinary inclusive).

****9.15 – 11.45, Creative Zone, Freeing The Natural Voice – The Voice Work of Kristin Linklater. This  workshop led by Regina Crowley and Regina Cronin aims to free, develop and strengthen the voice as a human instrument, developing resonance, clarity and responsiveness to impulses and emotion. 12 participants.


Social Activities

*An evening on conversation, music and food hosted and organised in collaboration with the Farmgate Café Ellie Kisyombe and Michelle Darmody from Our Table in conversation with Dr Áine O’Brien

**Sunday 10.15 Walking tour to the Port of Cork to see Unveiled Horizons Exhibition with Prof. Jools Gilson

***Unveiled Horizons is an intermedia art project about women in port cities, exhibited on the Custom House Quay. Women from Cork joins portraits of women from China, Morocco, France & Scotland.


If you cannot attend please contact so that your place might be made available to someone else.